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Dec 7, 4:35 PM EST

Nebraska Judge Says 128 mph Not 'Reckless'

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) -- Speeding is not necessarily reckless, even at 128 mph, a judge ruled in the case of a motorcyclist who tried to flee from state troopers.

With some reluctance, County Judge John Steinheider ruled last week that Jacob H. Carman, 20, was not guilty of reckless driving on Sept. 5, when he was spotted by a trooper who then chased him at the top speed of his cruiser's odometer - 128 mph.

"As much as it pains me to do it, speed and speed alone is not sufficient to establish reckless driving," the judge told Carman on Friday. "If you had had a passenger, there would be no question of conviction. If there had been other cars on the roadway, if you would've went into the wrong lane or anything, I would have convicted you."

Otoe County prosecutor David Partsch acknowledged that Carman could have been charged with speeding but, "We felt that the manner in which he was operating the motorcycle was reckless."

Carman didn't get off entirely. He was fined $300 for expired tags and other violations.

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Bloody true though!!! I have sat on 150 mph in my old mans 79 Trans Am for 45 minutes on roads in Queensland and honestly it wasn't at all dangerous for me or other road users I believe.

Drive it like you stole it!!!
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Should have charged him with the speeding. That would have been one heck of a big ticket. Can police there only charge folks with one crime at a time? Why didn't the DA charge BOTH crimes. Something doesn't sound right in his explaination.
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